Monthly Archives: June 2017

Marvel’s The Defenders, Inhumans, More Coming to SDCC

Marvel Television has announced its lineup for San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The studio is bringing a number of new series to this year's convention, including Marvel's The Defenders, The Gifted and Marvel's Inhumans. The critically acclaimed X-Men-based show Legion will also be at SDCC, as well as Marvel Animation's new Spider-Man series.

On Thursday, July 20, the cast and producers of Legion will host a panel to discuss Season 1 and what's to come in Season 2. Later that day, a panel featuring the cast of Marvel's Inhumans will showcase exclusive footage from the upcoming series. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the first full trailer for Marvel's Inhumans.

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The Witcher Actor Joins Cast of New VR RPG

Augmented Empire, a virtual reality RPG with a cyberpunk setting, launches July 13 exclusively on Samsung Gear VR.

The 10+ hour adventure takes place in New Savannah, an island "neo-noir city divided into three tiers by the Citizen Grade System." Voice talent for the game comes by the way of Doug Cockle, the voice behind Geralt in the Witcher series, Kate Mulgrew of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and Garrick Hagon who played Biggs in the original Star Wars.

Gameplay features "6 upgradable characters" across over 60 different environments. Gear VR controller support and gamepad support is also included.

Augmented Empire comes to Samsung VR July 13 for $9.99USD, £7.99 UK and €9.99 EU.

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Fox Sets Release Dates for Six More Marvel-Based Movies

Six untitled Marvel-based movies from 20th Century Fox now have release dates.

According to box office authority Exhibitor Relations, the release schedule is as follows: June 7, 2019, November 22, 2019, March 13, 2020, June 26, 2020, October 2, 2020 and March 5, 2021.

It's safe to assume one of the upcoming movies will be Deadpool 3, as reports surfaced last year that Fox is so confident in the Ryan Reynolds-led film franchise that it's already planning a third movie. It's quite possible X-Force is also part of this lineup. The story of Deadpool 3 will allegedly incorporate the X-Force and Reynolds has made it clear that he's made getting an X-Force film off the ground a priority.

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NBA 2K18 Preorder Guide

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If you’re a gamer and a basketball fan, you’re probably familiar with NBA 2K. This series, which dates all the way back to 1999, consistently delivers some of the best basketball games on a yearly basis. This year’s installment is NBA 2K18. It’s scheduled to launch September 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Whether you’re a longtime NBA 2K player or you’re thinking of trying it out this year, you’ll probably want to know what your buying options are. As with most big games, NBA 2K18 is coming out in a number of editions that we’ll dig into below. You’ll also get a little something special if you preorder it, so read on for the goods.

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What Makes Sony’s Japan Studio Special

This month's IGN First is a bit different than usual. Rather than highlighting a single game -- we'll get back to that next month -- we're highlighting the Japanese game industry as a whole. We visited some of the biggest studios in Japan to focus on their games and creative processes. Check back all month for interviews, gameplay reveals, and more!

Find a list of everything we've published so far in our IGN First: Games of Japan hub!


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Thor: Ragnarok’s Skurge Explained

Thor: Ragnarok is adding several key new players to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). But for fans of Marvel's classic Thor comics, no new character is more exciting than Karl Urban's Skurge. Better known as "the Executioner," Skurge was a recurring villain for many years, and the subject of one of the single greatest Thor comics ever published.

If you're not familiar with this Marvel character or just need a refresher on the Executioner, we can help. Here's everything you need to know about this influential Marvel villain.

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Shadow of the Colossus Director on Changes for Remake

Fumito Ueda, the director of the original Shadow of the Colossus, submitted a proposal with ideas for changes for the upcoming remake of his beloved PS2 classic.

Ueda discussed the upcoming PS4 remake in an interview with Eurogamer (via translator), noting he doesn't know if any of his suggestions will be carried out for the game. "I transmitted my petition about the content and tuning but I don't know the implementation will be what I told," he explained.

The translator then clarified, adding, "It's he who wants to change something, but he doesn't know if it is possible to change all of the things he

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IGN UK Podcast #390: The Harry Potter Safari Riot

In this week's episode, a plane journey made Gav excited for the new Batman movie and Alysia looks back on 20 years of Harry Potter. Rory is also on the podcast.

There's also an absolutely fantastic round of Keyword Countdown and some lovely feedback from y'all.

We also forgot to mention that we're running the British 10k on the 9th of July for our favourite charity, Special Effect. If you'd like to sponsor us please click on this test that you are reading and give us some/all of your money. 

IGN UK Podcast #390: The Harry Potter Safari Riot

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PlayStation VR: Virtual Reality Headset for PS4 for Under £290

Amazon UK Prime Day 2017 has been officially announced. Check our Amazon Prime Day page here.

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PlayStation VR: Virtual Reality Headset for PS4 for Under £290

HOT DEAL (while stocks last): Take advantage of ShopTo's generosity and pick up a PlayStation VR Headset for £289.85. For perspective, Amazon UK have the PlayStation VR Headset going for £319 which means you'll be saving £20 at

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StarCraft: Remastered Gets a Release Date

StarCraft: Remastered will be released on August 14, and will cost $14.99 USD / £12.99.

The updated version of the classic RTS brings together the original game and its Brood War expansion, adding improved looks, 4K resolution support, improved multiplayer support, and modern features such as stat tracking and cloud saving. That said, if you want the 1998 experience, you can switch back at any time.

The game will also be compatible with those who still play the original versions (which are available for free), allowing for multiplayer between generations of the game.

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